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Freda Leota "Tody" Clair


Freda Leota “Tody” Clair, 87, was born August 21, 1933 to Floyd Leroy and Etta Mae (Hargus)

Hawkins in Bracken, Missouri and went to be in the arms of Jesus April 27, 2021.

On March 15, 1952, she married the love of her life, Jack Dean Clair and to the union they had

two sons, Robert Wayne Clair and Randall Keith Clair.  They were happily married for 46 years

until Jack’s passing. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack, brothers William Hawkins, Earl

Hawkins, Cecil Hawkins and Marion Hawkins; sisters, Odetta Schilling, Myrtle Sweargin and

Armenta Lytle; and two great grandchildren, Kara and Carrie Johnson.

Tody is survived by her children, Robert and wife Mary of Warsaw, Missouri and Randall and

wife Jan of Marshfield; nine grandchildren, Katie Johnson (David), Cara Grade (Patrick), Caleb

Clair (Amy), Travis Clair, Trish Hinds, Sarah Bodine, Jake Hyder (Piper), Gene Hyder (Valerie) and

Kent Hyder (Amber); seventeen great grandchildren, David, Kimberly, Adrian, Trinity, Lilly, Jared,

T.J., Owen, Macie, Logan, Andrew and Brittany; two great great grandchildren, Finley and Kylee;

one sister, Oleta Miller of Niangua; two sister-in-laws, Jessamine Hawkins and Joan Norton;

brother-in-law, Wilbur Sallinger; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Tody proudly served Webster County as a Deputy Clerk in the County Collectors Office for 16

years and then in the Assessors Office for 18 years, retiring after 34 years in the courthouse. 

She retired so she could spend more time with her grandchildren.  Tody loved her family and

was happiest spending time with them and watching them grow.  She loved blue grass music,

taking pictures, singing in the church choir and traveling with her friends.  She will be missed

dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Freda Leota “Tody” Clair will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Day

Funeral Home, Marshfield, Missouri.  Burial will follow in Marshfield Cemetery, Marshfield,

Missouri.  Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the funeral

home chapel.  Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Online

condolences may be made at www.dayfh.com.


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